EEO - Discrimination: Louisiana
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: David Korn, Phelps Dunbar LLP
- The Louisiana Employment Discrimination Law is a state statute that protects private and public employees from discrimination. See Discrimination Under the Louisiana Employment Discrimination Law.
- The Louisiana Employment Discrimination Law covers public and private employers who employ 20 or more employees. There is no individual liability under Louisiana law. See Covered Employers.
- Louisiana law protects employees from discrimination based upon age, disability, race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy and related medical conditions, genetic information and sickle cell trait. See Protected Classes.
- Louisiana has military related protections. See Military Related Protections.
- New Orleans has local requirements pertaining to discrimination. See Local Requirements.